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Supporting Charities

Introductory Statement
This policy was formulated by the staff of Sandford Parish National School to facilitate the smooth running of the school.



  • To ensure the smooth and efficient running of the school.

  • To ensure that all staff members are aware of their collective and individual responsibilities.

  • To clarify procedures in regard to this policy.

  • To fulfill our legal obligations

  • To encourage social responsibility amongst pupils.

Content of Policy

  • The final decision as to which charities are supported lies with the Board of Management through the principal.

  • Any charitable fundraising project must be ratified by the Board of Management prior to any collection/event.

  • There should be a maximum of one major charitable fundraising event per school year.

  • There may be a maximum of three smaller fundraising events throughout the year.

  • In line with the Fundraising Policy, all monies raised in the schools name are the property of the Board of Management.

Roles and Responsibility for development, implementation and reporting

Board of Management/Principal
•The Board of Management through the principal and teaching staff has overall responsibility for the development and implementation of this policy.

Class Teachers
•Class teachers should encourage children to take part in charitable projects responsibly.

Success Criteria
The success of this policy will be judged by the successful implementation of its stated aims.

This policy is to be reviewed bi-annually or as the Board of Management deem necessary.

Ratification and Communication
Presented to the Board of Management school year 2016/2017

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